The Week in Review: April 14, 2017 – April 21, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017 News Recap Canada Well the last report from the final leg of HepCBC’s Road Trip to BC’s Interior 2017 is in. What a journey!! – and so much work!! This report focusses on events in the Kootenay region of BC, and I’m really impressed at how much Rosemary and Cheryl were able to accomplish!  Amazing. Awareness of hepatitis C in BC’s more remote and small communities is growing and this is due to the hard work of the many advocat...

Organizations hope better access to meds halts spread of hepatitis C

Some Thunder Bay, Ont. organizations treating hepatitis C patients say the province's move to improve access to curative drugs for the disease could help stop its spread. "It's an exciting time," said Holly Gauvin, the executive director of Elevate NWO, a group that supports hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS patients. Thunder Bay has some of the highest hepatitis C infection rates in Ontario, according to public health officials. Until now, only patients wit

Incidence, Risk factors and Prevention of Hepatitis C Reinfection Interview with: Naveed Zafar Janjua, MBBS, MSc, DrPH, Senior Scientist, Clinical Prevention Services BC Centre for Disease Control Clinical Associate Professor, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia What is the background for this study? Response: Hepatitis C is a viral infection that affects the liver. About quarter of people infected with hepatitis C clear their infection spo